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It’s mid afternoon, and what’s this?  In past years, I’ve posted photos discharging coal in the harbor, loading scrap away from the dock, and lightering salt. Midmorning earlier I’d seen Frances slinging a scow out of Duraport, but I had  no clue where she was headed. Until some hours later.  Frances here delivers an empty […]

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Here are previous posts in this series. Floragracht hurries upstream just north of Montreal with a mixed cargo on its deck.  The sail might be re-named Wet Autumn Dream. All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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Cargo I’ll define as “goods transported for profit.”  Click here to see the range of cargoes posts. So what’s this?  That’s what I wondered when I first glimpsed it yesterday, over by the Sandy Hook Pilots’ pier. I got no confirmation, but there’s no mistaking what this is.  And there was this tugster post involving […]

Vessel Parts Cargoes

This post follows up on Whatzit 36 . . . here. Yup, it’s more parts for “the vessel.” The two photos above come from Tony Acabono.  The rest come from Will Van Dorp. Here Emily Ann moves some parts on Witte 1402 westbound, which confused me until I understood the routes.   So the parts […]

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More than a week ago, these tanks entered the Erie Canal system at lock E-2 in Waterford.  Sunday afternoon they tied up for the night in Lyons below E-27.  Let’s call the first nine photos here Batch 1.   This morning early, they made their way through E-27 and then on to E-28A. Here’s a view […]

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Here are previous posts with this title.  Another unusual cargo that passed through here were these barged US, British, and Russian jets five years ago also in May. I owe all these shots to Mike Pelletier and other folks who were at E2 in Waterford yesterday, as the Erie Canal opened for its 200th consecutive season. […]

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See the two big shoes on the Nadro Marine barge pushed by Margot?  You might also call them “pedestals” for the New York Wheel.  Those are size 110-ton shoes.  A little over a month ago, NY Media Boat caught the legs arriving, the legs which will wear these shoes. Here’s a close up with two […]

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Palabora . . . she’s got LEGS!!!  Italian legs.  … Lei ha le gambe!   gambe that will stand astride that harbor and be noticed, cartwheeling on the shore as traffic goes in and out of the Kills, and the legs of Bartholdi’s lady will be forever modestly covered.  So why are they made in Pescara on […]

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Here was 15. Cargoes of all sorts move through the harbor.  One that has always surprised me is this ore from the Congo in the first half of the 20th century. Here’s a vessel–certainly empty as it was towed to drydock in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard earlier this week.  I missed it but John […]

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Freja Pegasus, Turecamo Girls, and Arctic Bay . . . the previous cargo post begs this one, so I spent three hours looking around the sixth boro yesterday.  If you click on the link embedded in each large vessel name, you’ll get a sense of their range by reading the section “port history.”   What’s NOT […]